|photo by Matt Kremkau
New York Red Bulls have had a shaky start to the 2021 season and have lost their last two games to fall to 2-0-4 on the season. Still, head coach Gerhard Struber is staying positive, claiming that there is progress in spite of a lack of results.
"I'm happy with how they work and how they believe," said Struber following the loss to New England on Saturday. "The season is not a spring it is a marathon. The season is long and with this attitude, with this spirit, with this teamwork, we are absolutely in the right way."
Struber's positive mindset has filtered down the players who also seem to be sharing in their belief as well. The effort on the field is high and the disappointment shows when the results have not followed. Thankfully, other teams in the Eastern Conference have not pulled away, leaving New York just one point from a playoff place.
One of the biggest issues for the Red Bulls has been away games where they have yet to take a point this campaign. Of their three games away from Red Bull Arena they have surrendered seven goals and scored just three.
"We have to take the good and the bad from this game," said captain Sean Davis. "Overall, I am proud of the group for how we stuck together. We had a lot of fight in us, and we just have to continue to learn."